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Luol Deng embracing playmaker role

Updated: February 17, 2012, 9:57 AM ET
By Seth Landman, Special to ESPN.com

Luol Deng seems to have taken it upon himself to be more of a playmaker with Derrick Rose out of the lineup for the Chicago Bulls. He had 10 assists against the Celtics on Thursday night, following up an 11-assist performance against the Kings on Tuesday. He's now averaging better than three assists per game on the season, which is a career high for him, and -- along with his 3-point shooting -- it's another reason why he managed to make the All-Star team.

As for his fantasy status, ...

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